Ceredigion Registration Service – Coronavirus (COVID-19)
In accordance with the Government’s announcement on 23rd March 2020, the Registration Service has suspended all services with the exception of death and still-birth registrations until further notice.
- Death and still-birth registration appointments will be undertaken over the telephone during the pandemic period. Therefore, you will not need to attend an appointment in person.
To arrange a death or still-birth registration appointment by telephone, please contact us on 01970 633580.
- Birth registration appointments are deferred until further notice.
Please be advised that a claim for child benefit or universal credit can now be made prior to the birth being registered. Further information can be found on https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit/how-to-claim
- We will not be undertaking any notice of marriage or notice of civil partnership during this time.
We hold records for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships which have taken place in Ceredigion since 1837.
We can only issue copy certificates if we hold the register containing the original entry. If the birth, death, marriage or civil partnership occurred outside of Ceredigion, you should apply to the register office which holds the original record.
Certificates issued at the time of registration
(Birth, Death, Marriage and Civil Partnership)
|Short birth certificate||£11|
Certificates issued after the time of registration
The certificate fee and time taken to process your application will depend on the level of service you choose.
(within 15 working days)
|Priority Service (Express)
(on or before next working day)
All certificates must be paid for before we issue them.
An additional £2 administrative fee will be payable if it is requested that the certificate is to be posted using registered/signed for mail.
When you apply, you should provide as much information as possible about the entry you are looking for so that we can identify it correctly.
To obtain a certificate, you will need to provide us with the following information:
|Type of copy certificate||Information required|
For birth certificate applications, please indicate whether you want a ‘full’ or a ‘short’ copy certificate.
- The ‘full’ (standard) birth certificate includes the child and the parent’s/parents’ information. This certificate is required for official purposes such as passport and driving licence applications
- The ‘short’ birth certificate only includes the child’s information
- Both types of certificates will be issued at the same fee
For civil partnership certificate applications, please indicate whether you want a ‘standard’ or an ‘extract’ certificate.
- The ‘extract’ civil partnership certificate does not show the addresses of either party
- The ‘standard’ civil partnership certificate gives full details
To apply for a standard certificate, you will need to provide the addresses of both parties at the time of the formation of the civil partnership.
You can apply in person at the Register Office, Aberystwyth.
You do not need to make an appointment to apply for a copy certificate.
Please note that we are unable to produce certificates on a ‘while you wait’ basis.
E-mail us providing the details outlined above. Please include your current address and a contact telephone number. Once the record has been located, we will telephone you to make payment by credit or debit card.
To apply by post, you need to download and complete the relevant application form. (see below) Alternatively, you can send us a letter setting out the required information and include your current address and a contact telephone number.
All postal applications along with the relevant payment should be sent to:
Ceredigion Register Office,
Cheques or postal orders should be made payable to ‘Ceredigion County Council.’
It is not possible to order copy certificates over the telephone.
Once the requested certificate has been issued, it can be collected from the Register Office, Aberystwyth. Alternatively, your certificate can be posted to the address provided on your application.
If you choose to have the certificate posted, then we cannot guarantee when the Royal Mail will deliver the certificate to you.
Ceredigion Registration Service is not liable for any certificates that are delayed or lost in the post.
If you require a copy of an adoption certificate, you will need to apply to the General Register Office.
Certificates are Crown Copyright and should not be photocopied for official purposes.